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Endoscopy Or Colonoscopy For Celiac Disease
I have had 2 months of diarrhea and vomitting, watery stooland abdominal pain. I got endoscopy, colonoscopy, biopsy and celiac disease test done and all tests were negative.There has been no proper diagnosis yet. What should I do?
Parasites: Has your stool been tested for ova and parasites particularly giardiasis and balstocystis homnis. If yes and all stool test are negative then irritable bowel syndrome diarrhea predominant is a possible diagnosis. You should follow up with your gastroenterologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for a toddlers blood test to be negative for celiac disease but upon endoscopy or colonoscopy be found to indeed have celiac disease?
Possibly: If the correct test was done (measurement of IgA antibody to human recombinant TTG is recommended for initial testing for CD by NASPGHAN) and was negative, AND if a child has chronic diarrhea or failure to thrive OR if they have selective IgA deficiency or a + family hx of CD, a biopsy might be recommended. Consult with a pediatric GI physician if this is the case. Best of luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After an endoscopy and colonoscopy dr said he found scalloping that looked like celiac disease. Biopsy was negative. Should i go gluten free?
Possible: During colonoscopy, quite a number of physicians reach the terminal ileum, the last part of the small intestine. Celiac disease affects this part of the small intestine, so the physician can see the changes in the lining of the gut and confirm the diagnosis with biopsies taken from that area. ...Read more
I'm 38 female, smoker, have celiac disease but do not stick to diet, I've had one colonoscopy,found ONE sessile serrated polyp 9mm, should I worry?
Worry is relative !: If they never told you, you need to be aware of a fact. Every time someone with celiac disease consumes gluten, their immune system creates new antibodies that attack various tissues in the body.Your symptoms may be readily apparent or subtle, but they will eventually lead to more problems. It is hard enough to remain gluten free when you try, since it can be found in unexpected items. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any relation between ibd and celiac disease? How is celiac diagnosed? ( since i think colonoscopy is for large intestine only? )
Similar symptoms: Ibd and celiac disease have been reported together in some patients. Some patients with ibd have also reported a relapse in symptoms on gluten free diet, but a direct relationship has not been definitively established. Celiac disease is diagnosed with the combination of upper endoscopy, duodenum (small intestine) biopsy, and blood test for celiac antibodies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having a colonoscopy in a week & have celiac disease, for colon prep I was told to limit my food a week before to a low fiber diet, whait's that?
Low fiber diet: Meaning less of foods with high fiber content, to avoid build up of waste in the colon before the procedure, usually it is soft diet, avoid lots of fruits, vegetables, green salads, etc, ask the team who will perform the colonoscopy, they would provide you with exact diet regimen needed, good luck with the procedure ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been tired, irritable, and can't seem to lose weight. I have been working out 5 days week eating about 1600 calorie diet. I have celiac disease and I am eating a gluten free diet, just had a colonoscopy that was normal.
I : I am glad you have had a medical evaluation. Please be sure you are drinking plenty of fluids to flush out your system. Also please be sure you have had your thyroid hormones tested. If you continue your symptoms, please be seen by your physician to have a complete evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evolving issue: For diagnosis, the intestinal biopsy is the accepted confirmatory test for cd.It identifies the villous atrophy that reverses on a gluten free diet. Several gene markers (dq2 , dq8 ) are found in 90% of patients with cd but are also found in 40-50% of the population.Immune markers are suggestive, but which immune markers to study is under study.Cyrex labs has some detailed info posted on their site. ...Read more
Can endoscopy and biopsy to diagnose positive celiac disease be wrong? Are there other conditions that damage celia like that?
I was diagnosed with celiac disease for around 6 years. An endoscopy has detected severe duodenitis, associated with erosions. Can there be a link?
Unlikely, but ...: Not impossible. Subclinical celiac can have few or non-traditional symptoms such as migraines, reflux, abdominal pain, ect... Celiac involvement can be patchy and skip areas, so it is possible to miss it on biopsy. Talk about celiac blood testing with you physician to completely rule out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My endoscopy biopsy looked exactly like something caused by Celiac disease but my blood test came back negative, what else could it be?
What other methods is there of diagnosing celiac disease besides the blood test/gluten free diet/endoscopy? I can't afford endoscopy or the blood test
Don't eat bread: If you think you have celiac disease and yet you don't want to have a diagnostic workup the answer is quite simple avoid all gluten containing products such as flour bread products there are many gluten-free alternatives in all the markets just do that and don't cheat on it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son with suspected congenital myasthenia is having an endoscopy next week to check for celiac disease vs. EoE. What sedation must he avoid, if any?
Myasthenia: Avoid depolarizing/ non depolarzing neuromuscular blocking agents, benzodiazepines. Propofol has been used,is OK. Also ,etomidate, ketamine , sevoflurane with opioids and even barbituates used, but need monitoring. Discuss anesthesia/neuromucular monitoring/sugammadex with anesthesia before the procedure day. http://www.myastheniagravis.ca/id14.html Good luck ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had endoscopy. I have gastritis and mild duodenal villi blunting. Some bile was found in stomach. No celiac disease. what could cause this?
Many things: Gastritis is inflammaton of your stomach lining and can be caused by chemicals such as bile reflux or medications such as aspirin, nonsteroidal antiinflammatories and some antibiotics like doxcycline. It is also associated with some bacterial infections like helicobacter. Villous blunting can cause malabsorption and can be caused by bacteria li as well as immune causes ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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